Unpacking Hate Crime: Hate, Bias and Community Expectations

Date: Tuesday October 24th 2017 7:00 pm to Tuesday October 24th 2017 9:00 pm
Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
This workshop will focus on the distinction between hate crimes and hate incidents in Canada. While both hate crimes and incidents impact the community, police services are limited in their involvement with hate incidents (due to their non-criminal nature). This often creates confusion, mistrust and feelings of resentment between communities impacted by hate and the police.

Through this workshop, participants will explore:
  • The distinction between hate incidents and hate crimes
  • Hate Crime legislation in Canada
  • Challenges in addressing hate crimes and incidents
  • Bias Awareness indicators
  • Community responses to hate
This will be a very interactive workshop. Participants will be encouraged to contribute in active dialogue and discussion.

About the Facilitator:

Irfan Chaudhry has led many City of Edmonton projects to build community safety and reduce discrimination in the city. He has worked on a number of anti-racism projects such as the Twitter Racism project and Racism Free Edmonton. Irfan has also been involved with a number of initiatives analyzing hate crimes in Edmonton, and works closely with different stakeholders to build bridges between Edmonton's diverse communities and the police. This commitment to diversity and inclusion awarded him the honour of being named one of Edmonton's Top 40 Under 40. He is a criminology lecturer at MacEwan University and is currently working on a "hate incident" mapping project with the Alberta Hate Crimes committee.

Cost of the workshop: $15 for REACH Members; $20 for Non-Members

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Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.